September is here, and while it is still pretty hot in California, I’m already thinking about all the delicious soups and stews I can make for the coming fall/winter months. Growing up, my mom used to make these heavenly things called Beer Rolls to go with soup. More like a drop biscuit than a roll, they basically consisted of a can of Budweiser and Bisquick. She’d also throw in a couple tablespoons of wheat germ, because that was her answer for most foods she deemed unhealthy. Later on, she decided Bisquick was just too unhealthy to have in the house at all, and sadly Beer Rolls went away. Until now! With a 2-for-1 in this post, I created a homemade Bisquick mix you can keep in your fridge for several months, and then recreated and renamed those delicious Beer Biscuits (Rolls).
What better way to wrap up the last full month of summer than with a recipe that uses up that certain produce everyone who owns a garden is trying to foist onto everyone else right now. Zucchini! Love it or hate it, it is quite abundant this time of year. And even if you don’t like this green veggie, hiding it in a chocolate quick bread is obviously the best thing to do with it. It will certainly make you reconsider your non-zucchini eating stance. And, as usual, we’ve got you covered with a gluten-free variation and a whole wheat/natural sugar variation.
When fruit is at peak season, a crostata is a perfect dessert to showcase it. Basically a rustic tart or pie, it requires none of the tedious crimping or lattice work for its crust. Just roll out dough, pile fresh fruit in the center and then fold the edges around fruit. This recipe utilizes the slicer/shredder attachment and the plastic whipping bowl. We love being able to grate frozen butter and gently whisk it into dry ingredients for flaky crostata, pie or biscuits.